#100 – Stage A
Traditional Loose Ring
⅜” Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle
5″ Mouth 3″ Rings
This classic snaffle bit has been the top choice of trainers and riders through the ages. The combination of the slightly weighted ring with an average size ⅜” smooth snaffle makes this bit perfectly balanced for training and every day riding. The weight of the ring increases feel for both the horse and rider which gives the horse pre-signals to rein cues and provides clear communication. Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rust creates a sweet taste for the horse and makes the bit more acceptable and increases salivation for a supple mouth. Mullen relief is used on all our snaffle mouthpieces which is a forward curve that creates even pressure across the bars and tongue to eliminate the nutcracker effect.
Are You Riding with Both Hands? Stage A bits are great for starting horses, training, or maintaining steady contact. Aspects include direct reining, non-leverage Loose Rings and Dee Rings with mouthpiece diameters 5/16” and over.